Several farm attacks and murders have occurred this past weekend, and in one case, “Kort” Hans Meyer was brutaly killed on his farm near Charl Cilliers, a town near Secunda in the Eastern Transvaal.
Aranda Nel-Buitendag, FF + councilor in the Govan Mbeki municipality, said this form of violence against the country’s food suppliers has long been handed out and it’s time to declare farm attacks and murders to priority crime.
Three armed men entered Meyer’s farm and first shot his dogs and then shot him coldly. The robbers fled with mobile phones, weapons and Meyer’s vehicle. His wife survived the attack.
“It’s barbaric to invade a person’s home and privacy, steal his property, endanger his family’s lives and eventually take his life. Our country is suffering from a huge violence problem, “said Nel-Buitendag.
“The threat to our farmers and ultimately the food security of the country is huge and can no longer be ignored.”
The original article can be found in Afrikaans on Die Vryburger